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West Barricade Campaign
Conflict:

Locust War

Date:

13 A.E.

Place:

West Barricade, Jacinto City

Outcome:
Combatants
Commanders
  • Unknown
Strength
Casualties
  • Unknown
  • Heavy
    • All Reavers
    • Hundreds of Drones

The West Barricade Campaign was a several month effort by the Coalition of Ordered Governments to retake the West Barricade after the Locust captured it in 13 A.E. The COG was successful in their efforts, retaking several districts and forcing the Locust into hit-and-run strikes as they tried to rebuild their forces.

Order of BattleEdit

PreparationEdit

Following their capture of the Andius highway thirteen years after Emergence Day, the Locust took most of the West Barricade from the Coalition of Ordered Governments. Col.Victor Hoffman began working to regain the lost territory by taking down the Locust's air support, ordering the Prince Ozore's Artillery to concentrate on killing every Reaver they saw.[1] Engineers and Gear squads also worked to collapse sewers leading deeper into the Jacinto Plateau in an effort to prevent the Locust from launching another assault before the COG could begin theirs.[2] Their efforts were successful after several months of fighting, and once the Reavers were suppressed in late Reap, Hoffman began the push into the West Barricade.[1]

Planning the BattleEdit

Hoffman convened a meeting at the CIC at Wrightman Base to brief the unit commanders on the battle plan as the Six-POA pushed the Locust out of the West Barricade with artillery strikes and the 802nd Raven Squadron concentrated on killing Brumaks before the ground forces arrived. Hoffman informed them that they did not know how long they had before the Locust would be able to send more Reavers out, so they had to move quickly to finish off the ground forces. Alpha and Echo Companies were ordered to move to Brodeau Square and clear out the area building by building, while Connaught and Chevron Companies flanked the Locust positions on the Andius Highway and caught them in a crossfire. Hoffman then joined the Gears in riding to the battlefield to fight with them on the front lines.[3]

Retaking the Andius HighwayEdit

Two days later, Connaught and Chevron companies assaulted the fortified Locust position on the Andius Highway near the Jacinto Maximum Security Prison. They used two Mammoth bridge layer tanks to crash through the fortifications, and crushed dozens of Locust Drones and Boomers beneath their wheels. The surviving Drones jumped off the highway and began to flee as the Gears dismounted their Armadillos and began hosing them with fire from the bridge. As a group of the Gears passed the prison, inmate Marcus Fenix was given a rifle by Officer Nikolai Jarvi and picked off several Drones as they attempted to run for safety. The few Drones that managed to get by the prison were slowed down by the attack, which allowed the Gears from the bridge to catch up with them and kill them. The battle finished not long after, and the Gears secured the newly freed areas of West Barricade and part of the Andius Highway while supplies were sent to the prison, which had been cut off for months following the Locust attack.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gears of War: The Slab pg 346
  2. Gears of War: The Slab pg 330-337
  3. Gears of War: The Slab pg 349-351
  4. Gears of War: The Slab pg 352-357
Battles of the Locust War
0 A.E. Emergence Day (First Battle of Jannermont · Battle of Porta Ogari · Battle of Mattino Junction · Battle of Nordesca · Evacuation of Mercy) · Battle of Kinnerlake · Destruction of Halvo Bay · Battle of Autrin · Battle of Jasper · Battle of Kaia
1 A.E. Battle of Bonbourg · Second battle of Jannermont · Fall of Ostri · Battle of Andius · Ambush on Voslov Bridge · Hammer of Dawn counterattack · Battle of Oblivion · Skirmish in the Live Zone
5 A.E. Fall of Landown
9 A.E. Battle of Noroa · Riverside Skirmish
10 A.E. Battle of Estana · Skirmish at Shenko Falls · Battle of Ephyra
11 A.E. Skirmish outside the Wire
12 A.E. Raid on Ginnet Drive · Incursions at Endeavor
13 A.E. Battle on the Andius Highway · West Barricade Campaign · Raid on the CIC
14 A.E. Operation: Midnight · Siege of the Slab · Battle of the Slab · Lightmass Offensive · Assault on Franklin's Outpost · Jilane Massacre · Ambush at Sovereigns Boulevard · Evacuation of North Gate · Sinking of Tollen and Montevado · Mission to Tollen · Battle outside of Jacinto · Mission to the Pirnah Badlands · Battle for Fucked · Mission to Montevado · Battle near Jacinto · Unidentified M.O.U.T. battle · Liberation of Jilane · Siege of Jacinto
15 A.E. Siege of Jacinto (Raid on Pomeroy Depot · Raid on Jacinto Med) · Operation: Hollow Storm (Assault on Landown · Battle of Ilima · Mission to New Hope Research Facility · Siege of Nexus) · First Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Skirmish south of Port Farrall · Second Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Battle of Port Farrall · Ambush outside of Port Farrall · Lambent Pandemic
16 A.E. Skirmish in the Kashkur Foothills
17 A.E. First Battle of Azura · Mission to Hanover · Battle of Centennial Bridge · Battle of the Deadlands · Battle of Anvil Gate · Mission to Mercy · Attack on Griffin Tower · Battle of Endeavor Naval Shipyard · Mission to Halvo Bay · Second Battle of Azura
Unknown timeline Evacuation of Ilima

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